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Wednesday, 29th June 2016
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Sky Vegas, judging that a TV ad the operator aired suggested that gambling could enhance personal qualities. One complainant contacted...
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Wednesday, 29th June 2016
Bet365 could face legal action from a customer who has struggled for two months to have her £54,000 account balance transferred to her bank account, the Guardian has reported. Having opened an account...
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Tuesday, 28th June 2016
After seven years of discussion, a draft decree that would allow Vietnamese citizens to gamble in the country’s casinos has been submitted to the country’s government, according to the Vietnam Investment...
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Tuesday, 28th June 2016
Andrew McIver, former CEO of Sportingbet, has been confirmed as the new CEO of Intertain. The owner of Gamesys’ customer-facing assets also made the announcement of Neil Goulden taking over as Chairman...
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Tuesday, 28th June 2016
UK operators have been warned by the Gambling Commission (GC) on how they should manage novelty betting markets in relation to pre-recorded television shows. Richard Watson, Programme Director, Enforcement...
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Tuesday, 28th June 2016
Crown Resorts has won planning approval to construct a new casino in the inner-city suburb of Barangaroo, Sydney. To be located on the waterfront of Australia’s most populous city, the A$2bn resort has...
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Monday, 27th June 2016
Tax revenue from the South Korean gambling industry experienced a year-on-year increase of 4% for 2015, according to the Korea Herald. Information released today by the National Gambling Control Commission...
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Monday, 27th June 2016
Valve, the company behind popular video games including Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Half-Life is facing a lawsuit over “illegal gambling”, per video gaming news website Polygon. The...
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Friday, 24th June 2016
UK voters deciding to leave the European Union with a 51.9% majority vote brings about another possible exit discussion: Is it time for gambling companies to leave Gibraltar? Gibraltar is the buzzword...
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Friday, 24th June 2016
London-based provider iSoftBet has been granted a production and distribution of gaming software license by the National Gambling Office of Romania (ONJN). As a result of this development, iSoftBet will...
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Friday, 24th June 2016
Three major UK operators saw their share prices tumble in the wake of UK voters opting for the country to leave the European Union. A 51.9% majority of 33.6 million voters have decided to bring an end...
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Thursday, 23rd June 2016
The state government of South Australia has announced a new place of consumption tax to be levied on betting companies offering services in the state. To be included in next month’s state budget and...
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Thursday, 23rd June 2016
Sportradar and ESSA are to combine resources to fight match fixing in tennis. The partnership will bring together the efforts of Sportradar’s Fraud Detection Service and ESSA’s customer transactional...
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Thursday, 23rd June 2016
Industry charity the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has appointed Kate Lampard CBE as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees with immediate effect. An ex-barrister and the former non-executive Vice-Chair...
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
UK voters will decide on Thursday if they wish for the country to retain its membership of the European Union, in what has been called “the biggest non-sporting event the bookmaking industry has ever...
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) has agreed a deal with NYX to re-launch its New Jersey online casino brand, Caesars Casino, on the provider’s Open Platform System (OPS). Through implementation...
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Tuesday, 21st June 2016
The differences and similarities in how online poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US have been handled continue to emerge, following recent developments in New York. While online poker...
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Monday, 20th June 2016
The appeal board of the UK Takeover Panel has ruled against Dermot Desmond in his challenge to the impending merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral. The Irish financier, who holds approximately 2.72%...
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Friday, 17th June 2016
Workers at four Atlantic City casinos have voted to go on strike, should they fail to receive what they consider to a fair contract before 1 July. Several thousand members of Local 54 of the Unite-Here...
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Friday, 17th June 2016
Operator Dafabet has signed a multi-million pound agreement with Burnley to become the football club’s official shirt sponsor. Replacing Oak Furniture Land, the deal will see the Dafabet logo printed...
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Friday, 17th June 2016
Most extensive panel in gaming awards history continues to expand. The Global Gaming Awards hit a new milestone this week, as the 60th judge was confirmed to the esteemed panel of industry leaders,...
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Friday, 17th June 2016
Global internet poker gross gaming yield (GGY) declined by over $1bn between 2010 and 2014 and will drop to $3.22bn by the end of 2019, data sent to Gambling Insider has showed. According to Global...
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Friday, 17th June 2016
Online gaming provider Pariplay has announced a content partnership with EveryMatrix, which will see the company supply its entire portfolio of real-money online slots, instant win, scratch cards and bingo...
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Thursday, 16th June 2016
A vote was not held at a hearing for a bill aiming to legalise online poker in California. The bill, AB 2863, was introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray in February and was unanimously passed 19-0 by the...
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Wednesday, 15th June 2016
A bill seeking to regulate online poker in New York has been passed 53-5 by a Senate vote, but time is running out for the bill to be made law. S5302 was introduced by Senator John Bonacic for the second...
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Tuesday, 14th June 2016
Betfred has agreed to pay compensation and a contribution towards social causes of over £800,000, after the Gambling Commission (GC) ruled it failed in its anti-money laundering and social policies. The...
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Tuesday, 14th June 2016
UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has pulled its in-play betting products in Australia, after the federal government called for the service to be dropped as it breaches the law. While bets during live games can...
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Tuesday, 14th June 2016
Australian online operator Favourit Global has ceased operations, accepting no new customers and no bets, deposits or casino play from existing ones. Favourit has voided any bets placed on or after 10...
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Tuesday, 14th June 2016
FanDuel and DraftKings have held talks over a possible merger, according to Bloomberg. Anonymous sources told Bloomberg that investors in both daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators have been pursuing a...
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Monday, 13th June 2016
Staff in British betting shops are told to offer gamblers perks and incentives to keep them playing fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), according to a BBC investigation. A former manager at Coral, referred...
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Monday, 13th June 2016
The UK Horseracing Bettors’ Forum (HBF) has estimated that 20,000 British online accounts were closed by operators over the last six months. The estimation was included in a publication of the results...
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Monday, 13th June 2016
GVC Holdings, owner of BwinParty, has been granted licence approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to operate in the state. While Bwin does not conduct business in the US, PartyGaming...
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Friday, 10th June 2016
A total of 400 casino employees have been let go by Genting Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) as the operator continues to face financial decline. According to Todayonline, 150 croupiers, 200...
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Friday, 10th June 2016
Bet365 has been fined A$2.75m by the Australian Federal Court for misleading customers through its offer of A$200 in free money. This follows the court’s finding in September that the operator’s advertising...
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Thursday, 9th June 2016
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has announced plans to launch a Foxwoods-branded resort and casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The casino will be developed as part of a strategic partnership between...
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Wednesday, 8th June 2016
A bill that would legalise online poker in California, which passed by a vote of 18-0 through the California Assembly Governmental Organisation in April, is facing a series of new amendments. AB 2863 was...
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Wednesday, 8th June 2016
Increases in EBITDA, net revenue and gross profit were highlights of Gala Coral’s half-year financial report. The report covered the 28 weeks ended 9 April and group EBITDA was £124.6m, up 16% year-on-year. Group...
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Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Casinos in Maryland continue to experience year-to-year growth. According to figures released Monday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming agency, the state’s five casinos generated a record revenue of...
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Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Mr Green is to branch out of being a casino-only operator by going live with its sportsbook ahead of a planned launch. The plans for the sportsbook were first announced in February, and the operator’s...
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Tuesday, 7th June 2016
In the build up to this summer’s Euro 2016 Championship operator’s marketing departments have unsurprisingly been working overtime in the scrap to acquire and retain punters for the duration of the...
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Monday, 6th June 2016
Denmark’s regulated gaming market experienced year-on-year growth of 30% in sports betting and online casino products for Q1, with Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) of DKK975m compared to DKK750m for the same...
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Monday, 6th June 2016
Another M & A deal was announced last week, as MGM Resorts is to purchase Boyd Gaming’ 50% stake in Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for $900m. M & A activity has seemed ever-present in the gaming industry...
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Friday, 3rd June 2016
Scientific Games have sealed a one-year contract with Belgian national lottery operator, Loterie Nationale, for the design and manufacture of instant lottery games. The deal contains the option to extend...
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Friday, 3rd June 2016
Ladbrokes has been announced as the official betting partner of the Football Association. The long-term deal covers both the England men’s national team and the Emirates FA Cup. The operator will take...
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Thursday, 2nd June 2016
Less than half of traffic generated by the top online gambling operators is direct traffic, according to a report published by SimilarWeb. SimilarWeb, which also recently published extensive statistics...
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Thursday, 2nd June 2016
Arsenal FC and Betfair have renewed and expanded their partnership until 2019. The new deal sees the operator become the official betting partner of Arsenal in the UK, Europe, Central and South America,...
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Thursday, 2nd June 2016
A bill aiming to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) in New York will be moved on to the Senate Finance Committee, after being passed at a committee hearing. S6793A, introduced by Senator John Bonacic...
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Wednesday, 1st June 2016
Playtech announced on Tuesday that it has recently acquired Funtactix, a social and mobile game developer. Funtactix has carved out a niche in Hollywood by developing casual games experiences based on...
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Wednesday, 1st June 2016
Lottoland has received its license approval to operate in the Republic of Ireland, its third new licensed territory in the past 12 months. The permit has been awarded by the country’s National Excise...
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Wednesday, 1st June 2016
Macau has recorded a fall in its gambling revenue of 9.6% for May, representing the 24th straight month of decline. The rate of decline has accelerated, with a fall in monthly gross revenue from games...
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Wednesday, 1st June 2016
MGM Resorts is to purchase Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in its entirety, after agreeing to buy the remaining 50% stake in the casino from its partner Boyd Gaming for a consideration of $900m. This does not...
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